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Rick Dreher (halfturbo) - BPL Professional Member

My Locale Northernish California
About Me There once was a hiker from Nantucket....

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All Forum Posts by Rick Dreher

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Re: Me thinks not.
Hi Ryan, This year, mosquitoes will be long gone in a month most everywhere--it's that dry. Ticks are not present in alpine zones (famous last words)--they're more concentrated in the fo...

In GEAR » Is Permetherin beneficial in the Sierras?
July 06, 2:16pm

Re: Desolation Wilderness Lake Taho, CA
Desolation doesn't require them and I've never had a problem there on dozens of trips (famous last words). So long as you're not at one of the very popular spots you should be able to u...

In Pre-Trip Planning » Desolation Wilderness Lake Taho, CA
June 28, 10:14pm

Re: OM-D E-M5
Hi Adam, No known way to retro waterproofness into the lens, as it's a carefully engineered gasket recessed into the mount flange, not just an o-ring. Regrettably, there's a whopping ...

In Photography » Olympus news
June 20, 9:08pm

Re: Camera recommendations
If you can find one, the Ricoh GX200 can use AAAs and is a very advanced compact as well. The current demands of digital cameras pretty much excludes powering them with typical consumer batterie...

In GEAR » Camera recommendations
June 15, 6:58pm

Re: D90 to Mirrorless?
IMHO lenses first, camera second. Whatever system gives you the optics you need either has or will have the camera you desire, so rapid is the turnover of camera models. The good news is that m...

In Photography » UL BP & DSLR
June 11, 7:52pm

Hi Ken, You might get a kick out of this. Cheers, Rick

In Photography » UL BP & DSLR
June 06, 7:43pm

Re: Olympus news
Have not run mine completely down yet so can't give a reasonable frame count. Experience on the camera boards is all over the map, with some folks reporting fewer than three hundred and others ...

In Photography » Olympus news
May 31, 12:14pm

Re: Paper or Plastic?
Yup, plus I canna recall when it became an either/or proposition. It is true that you can't start a fire with a Kindle; or, perhaps more accurately, an intentional one. Cheers, Rick

In GEAR » To Kindle or not...that is the question
May 30, 3:38pm

Re: To Kindle or not...that is the question
After dragging my feet on whether to take it, I finally relented and was very happy to have it (especially on a couple layover days). FWIW the e-ink display is far more readable than the Fire's...

In GEAR » To Kindle or not...that is the question
May 30, 2:35pm

Re: "Olympus news"
Hi Adam, Because the 12-50 is an internal zoom the size is fixed and yes, it's quite longer than the other kit zoom, the 14-42. Had to return a case I'd planned on using because the came...

In Photography » Olympus news
May 29, 7:22pm

All Reader Reviews by Rick Dreher

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Mountain Gear
I've placed a few orders with Mountain Gear, going as far back as when they were based in Idaho, and they've responded flawlessly each time. I admire the breadth and high quality of their sele...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
December 15, 2:03pm
I have to put in a plug for these folks, with whom I've shopped on line and over the phone, and who also have a store in soggy Eugene, Oregon. They have a great backpacking and climbing selection f...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 6:47pm

Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI)
As another Seattle kid who loved few things more than pilgrammages to the Capitol Hill store, I still associate the smell of cresote with hiking gear. It's hard to imagine backpacking without REI. ...

In 1 - COMPANIES (Customer Service)
November 20, 6:22pm

Patagonia Micro Puff Pullover
I upgraded to the Micro Puff pullover after several seasons with the old Puffball pullover. Lighter, warmer, stuffs smaller--the Micro Puff is an all-around improvement to what was already a fine garm...

In Clothing - Insulating - Synthetic (Polarguard, Primaloft, etc.)
November 12, 12:53pm

MSR Titan Kettle
Noting the shape isn't the most efficient for squeezing every btu from the stove, the MSR kettle remains a very good single-pot option. It packs nicely, works well with small to medium stoves, pours w...

In Cookware - Titanium
January 15, 12:17pm

MSR SimmerLite
I find the Whisperlite to be MSR's easiest liquid stove to use, and certainly the nicest to lug, bulk and weight-wise. Simmering performance is best with a light touch on the fuel pump--try using l...

In Stoves - White Gas
December 20, 11:46am

Golite Hex 3
I've used a Hex 2, the 3's somewhat smaller brother, with good success for a few seasons. The quarters are a little snug for six-footers, but it's a minor concern. My main complaint is that the ventil...

In Shelters - Tarps & Floorless
November 28, 8:43pm